Overcoming the Speed Hurdle in Irish Music (Playing Fast Part 1)

Irish Music Mastery: Faster, Smoother, More Precise Have you ever felt like you’re running in place, increase playing speed flute in hand, but your tempo’s just not breaking through? You’re

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An Ancient Irish Drum: The History of the Bodhrán

Embark on a fascinating journey through the enigmatic history of the bodhrán, Ireland’s iconic drum. This blog post delves deep into the heart of Irish culture to explore the disputed

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Meet Daoirí Farrell: The Dublin Singer Reshaping Traditional Irish Music

As a lover and player of traditional Irish music, I have had the pleasure of discovering many talented musicians over the (many) years. However, in more recent times, I’ve been

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My 5 Top Tips for Learning the Irish Concertina – by Jack Talty

Welcome to a blog post that promises to be a veritable treasure trove of wisdom for every concertina player. Whether you’re a novice just dipping your toes into the concertina

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An Irish Tin Whistle Buyer’s Guide

Feeling overwhelmed with the choices available when buying your first whistle? Or are you a seasoned player looking to explore different tonal qualities and styles? Worry not, I’ve got you

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Best of The Box: McNeela’s Recommended Listening for Irish Button Accordion Players

Do you ever find yourself lying awake at night pondering, ‘Which accordion album should I add to my collection?’ Believe me, you’re not alone! Fear not – we’ve got you

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Why You Need To Own a Jeffries Concertina

Why You Need To Own a Jeffries Concertina and How You Can Own One for 1/6th of the Price It was the summer of 1895 in London. In a humble

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The ​Top 5 Concertinas under $2500

Every musician has a story, and part of that story is finding the right instrument that resonates with their soul. If you’re an intermediate concertina player, your journey to mastery

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Mountain Dulcimer’s Irish Roots Uncovered

In the rolling hills of Appalachia, a unique stringed instrument was born—The Mountain Dulcimer. Are you ready to embark on an enchanting musical journey and discover its beautiful, melodic sounds?

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I’ll Huff and I’ll Puff: McNeela’s Recommended Listening for Irish Tin Whistle Players

Are you ready to embark on a journey that will transform your tin whistle playing skills? Listening to music isn’t just a form of entertainment; it’s a powerful tool that

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